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Harpurhey Alternative
Provision School

We teach students skills they need to transform themselves, others, and their communities.

Re-engagement and Success Begins With Us

Welcome to HAPS. We hope that our website shows you what we stand for as a school, our achievements, and our commitment to the young people, families schools & communities we serve.

We are fiercely proud of our young people. We expect a lot of them both inside and outside the classroom, and are confident that they will rise to the challenges that we set. We expect every HAPS young person to enjoy education, be successful academically and become self-disciplined, resilient and outward looking.  Our culture is celebratory and aspirational. Our school ethos is based around the four qualities that we hold most dear: 

Hardwork: Aspire: Progress: Success

Michael Hill — Headteacher

I wish I had known how good HAPS was going to be for me when I joined. Now I have been here and completed my GCSE’s I understand just how much they have helped me.

Former Year 11

Re-engagement and Success Begins With Us

At HAPS we offer a safe & supportive environment for young people to learn and grow with us. Our passion for learning means we achieve more than outstanding results. We strive to build confident and resilient individual and aim at delivering an education that is relative and supportive for their future.

We are an Alternative Provision School focused on safeguarding, social-emotional development and Core literacy and numeracy. Our young people leave with confidence progress and real-world skills ready for their next steps.

HAPS believes that school should be a place in which all students feel safe, valued and listened to. Staff at school take a considered and sensitive approach to supporting all our students and families. Our priority is to provide a safe environment for young people which enables them to learn and develop to their fullest potential. Everyone working at HAPS understands their responsibilities, roles and duties in providing effective safeguarding and protection of every young person in our care. Harpurhey Alternative Provision School believes in early identification of young people who are suffering or likely to suffer harm, taking appropriate action, and working closely with outside agencies to ensure the best for all our young people.

Macbeth Trip – March 8th 2024:

The Macbeths seem to have it all – but a mysterious prophecy soon leads to treachery, murder and the disintegration of everything they hold dear. Ambition has never been more bloody.

Latest News

February Half term break 2024:

HAPS will close for half the February 1/2 term on Friday 16th February and will open again at the normal time on Monday 26th February.

Many thanks to all students, parents/guardians supporting school uniform being required by all students (black), mobile phones handed in on arrival, and vapes are not allowed in school.

Year 10 Work Experience Week – April 2024

Work Experience Monday 22nd to Friday 26th April 2024

We are excited that this year we can offer the opportunity for Year 10 to take part in work experience. It is incredibly important for students to enjoy experiencing the world of work first hand. Furthermore, with the current economic environment, employers place a high value on relevant work experience and an opportunity to demonstrate good employability skills. 


Work experience is when students spend time in an adult working environment carrying out tasks and duties more or less as an employee. The placement will not necessarily reflect the eventual career choice of the student but should allow a broad experience of the workplace and an opportunity to develop skills for the future. 

The Benefits of work Experience 

Work experience helps students to: 

  • Understand the world of work 
  • Improve and appreciate their skills and talents 
  • Gain confidence 
  • Accept the importance of school work and achieving good qualifications 
  • Gain knowledge of particular jobs or careers 
The deadline for returning your completed Work Experience form is Friday 15th March 2024

STUDENT REVIEW WEEK – 11th to 14th December 2023

The week beginning Monday 11th December is our Student Review Week. This means students will have been given an appointment time to come into school to meet with their home school & HAPS staff to discuss their progress. If you haven’t had an appointment time letter sent to you and a reminder text message, please contact us and we can make sure you are able to share in your Childs success at school.

Last review day –
A record 86% Parent/Carer Participation
Collaborative working at its very best

Enrichment Week – 15th to 19th July 2024

We will be running a range of activities and trips during our enrichment week. Fingers crossed for the good weather so we can go to the seaside on one day.

These activities have been selected to give our young people experiences that are different and alternative to those which they normally experience.

Humbled & Without words

Our year 11 students completing their GCSE exams – phenomenal

WALK TALL HAPS Y11Raise your heads up very high, you have done more than most and been an absolute credit to HAPS -we are all proud beyond words in what you have achieved.

Without words – It has been an amazing and emotional journey that has been an absolute privilege for everyone fortunate to have been involved. All our student that have engaged with HAPS have 100% participation in their GCSE examinations.

Overcoming barriers and hurdles that are beyond comprehension.

Your integrity and honesty have shone through.

Go well, be very proud, your future starts now!